Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations

We pride ourselves on our extensive experience serving the legal needs of tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations of every size and shape. Heizer | Paul attorneys represent public charities; private foundations; trade associations and professional societies; political organizations, social welfare organizations, and issue advocacy groups; urban and rural health care providers; land trusts; private and charter schools; community foundations; and many other types of tax-exempt organizations.

We frequently provide counsel regarding:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Tax-exempt status applications
  • State and local property tax exemption applications and appeals
  • Compliance issues, including self-dealing, unrelated business taxable income, program related investments, and expenditure responsibility
  • Corporate governance and legal audits
  • Political, lobbying, and issue advocacy activities
  • Grantmaking and charitable giving issues
  • Contract negotiation, drafting, and review
  • Ethics, conflict of interest, and disciplinary matters
  • Mergers & acquisitions; joint ventures; and complex legal structures
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Antitrust compliance
  • International grantmaking & US organizations with foreign affiliates